Question about Motorcycles
Yes, with a low voltage battery any power consumption can lead the bike to stop. To see if is that nexy time when you feel that the bike is stopping just turn off the lights. If the battery was the cause the bike should recover and run well. A battery is fully charged in hours of driving. If you have a multimeter check the voltage of the battery with engine off. If you have less than 12,6-12,8 volts your battery is discharged. Also you could check if the alternator is charging good enough. With the engine on check the voltage at battery's terminals. You should have no less than 13 V and no more 14-14,5 V. Make the measurement with lights on and off, and with engine when idle and accelerating.
Posted on Oct 28, 2013
Definatly a good tune up would help, but it also sounds as if you may have a bad stator. I would check the voltage at the battery and see if it goes up and down when accelorating.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Sounds like what you realy need to do is remove the carb jets and give them a good clean , this if I am right is the twin V 8 valve engine with twin Klhein carbs , make sure also your air filter is not dirty and check tank fuel filter ,, other than that you may be intrested in the manuel obtainable from this site
hope this helps good luck .. and Live long and prosper lol .. Regards Vortash
Posted on May 12, 2009
Remove the positive cable from the battery and check the continuity from the loose cable end to the chassis or motor. There should be no continuity with the switch turned off. If you don't have a volt/ohm meter (multi-meter) to test for continuity, try touching the loose battery cable-end to the empty battery post. If there is a spark, a short somewhere is draining your battery. If there is no continuity the most likely thing is that your voltage regulator isn't working or you are not getting voltage generated, causing the battery to run down. The tests I mentioned are assuming that you don't have a clock or something else that are constantly on. If you do have a meter, you should be getting a reading of 14 volts, more or less, between the plus and minus terminals of the battery with the motor running.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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